USA to face Scotland in November friendly

Jurgen Klinsmann's side will play at Hampden Park in one of two friendlies following the conclusion of CONCACAF World Cup quailfying.
Following the conclusion of World Cup qualifying, the U.S. national team will be heading to Europe to close out what has been a fruitful year of international fixtures.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side will play Scotland at Hampden Park on Nov. 15, the first of two FIFA international fixture dates in the month. A second match slated for Nov. 19 is expected to be announced in the near future. Since the games fall on official fixture dates, Klinsmann will have a full complement of players available to him as he looks to further examine his player pool with an eye on Brazil 2014.

“The game against Scotland is crucial for us, because we have so few games between now and when we name the roster for the FIFA World Cup,” Klinsmann said in a U.S. Soccer release. “It’s a huge opportunity for the players, and we are excited to play against a team and in a venue that has so much tradition and history in football.”

The USA holds a 2-3-2 record all-time against Scotland. In their most recent encounter last May, which kicked off a stretch of five games, the Americans rolled to a 5-1 victory in Jacksonville, Fla., on the strength of a Landon Donovan hat trick. Michael Bradley scored on a vicious volley, and Jermaine Jones had a goal and two assists in the rout.

The two games in November will cap off a year that has seen the USA already qualify for next summer's World Cup with two qualifying matches remaining in October, while also capturing the CONCACAF Gold Cup and winning 14 games, a team record for a single year.